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Cannabis: Penalty Notices

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to issue guidance to police forces under section 6 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 on issuing penalty notices for disorder for cannabis possession. (254365)

Secretary of State guidance to forces on the issue of penalty notices for disorder for cannabis possession will be issued shortly. Additionally, the Association of Chief Police Officers has issued guidance on the escalation process of enforcement under which a penalty notice for disorder may be issued for a second possession offence.